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News Jul 10, 2012 - 6:56 PM


Bartlett and BofA help Stamford plant median

By City of Stamford





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Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11th, look for a lot of busy gardeners planting grasses and shrubs at the Cold Spring median at Bull’s Head. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has teamed up with the Bull’s Head branch of Bank of America to adopt the asphalt median on Cold Spring Rd. and transform it into a planted garden featuring three large red oak trees, and 1,000 grasses and shrubs.

The City is funding the purchase of the materials and supervising the installations. “We are glad to facilitate this collaboration in order to create more green space in Stamford,” said Ernie Orgera, Director of Operations for the City. The design was done by City employee, Tyler Theder. Although he is a Land Use Inspector, he is also a landscape architect who donated his services. “Everyone came together to enhance this major artery between Long Ridge and High Ridge Rd.,” said Land Use Bureau Chief, Norman Cole, who initiated the project.

According to bank president, Michael Bujas: “At Bank of America, we are committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve. Our partnership with the City of Stamford and the Bartlett Arboretum is another example of our environmental initiatives at a local level.  Bank of America has called this location home for decades and is proud to be able to assist the city in their beautification project.”

“Three tall trees punctuate the landscaping, the shrubs will provide fall color, and the low drought tolerant grasses provide lushness to replace the concrete. It is great to see so many volunteers assembling to bring a ‘return to green’ message to the City,” explains Peter Saverine, the Executive Director of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, a 91-acre natural treasure on City-owned property in north Stamford that boasts 10 hiking trails through forest and wetlands, teaching and display gardens, a new 8500 sq. ft. Silver Educational Center, Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, and Summer Sunday Concert Series. The Bartlett is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit association and is open to the public 365 days a year at 151 Brookdale Road.

The planting at the Cold Spring median, between High Ridge and Long Ridge Roads will take place from 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m. tomorrow.




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